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2014 Golf Outing Brochure Is Above On News Tab
Sewing group will not be meeting this Thursday - They will start up again in September
Many, Many Thanks to Jody Myerholtz
for taking over then!!
Wednesday’s Spin Class With Trish Will Now Be Held From 5:30pm To 6:15 pm
Thank You For Your Understanding!
Fr. Rick – My “Y” Story
During a six month sabbatical in St. Louis, Missouri, I was hospitalized with a severe medical emergency which resulted in extreme memory loss. I was released from the hospital into a nursing home for 2 weeks for respite care that included occupational therapy, physical therapy as well as memory therapy. While in the nursing home, I roomed with a 92 year old Veteran. Me, now being 63, with my memory on the blink… we did not have too much in common, but we learned and leaned on each other.
Being released from the Nursing Home, I was reassigned to Putnam County, Ohio ….where I was brought here to be a Sacramental Minister, performing masses and confessions in 3 Parishes. These 3 Parishes consist of Ottawa, Glandorf, and Kalida which includes Continental. I still had numerous complications such as arthritis, being a diabetic with neuropathy setting in, high cholesterol…the list goes on and on. I became resigned to the prospect of a drastically limited lifestyle . I sought after some help and found Dr. Mandy Klass. Dr. Klass recommended water exercises and suggested the Putnam County YMCA. So, I joined the Y and joined a water aerobics group known as the Arthritic Aquatics group that meets every M-W-F at 11am in the Y pool.
The class is taught by Peg Morman and I was and still am the youngest in the class. Not to mention the only male in the class at this time. I have told many that this class has changed my life.
After a few months at the Y, I began to regain my balance and became able to walk more normally and for a longer distance. I then found out about a special class for diabetic training through the Area 3 area on aging. This was another opportunity for me to gain control over another area of my health issues. With this class, that also meets at the Putnam County YMCA, I have met another personal challenge to a disease I have had since 2008.
In addition to regaining my physical prowess, I have been enriched by the people I have met at the Y. I work closely with Peg Morman, who is an inspiration, and keeps me on task with her encouragement.
I have met countless other members who are examples of quiet courage, and who provide continual support. I was never a “gym person”, but this is more of a community than a place to work out. In all honesty, it has changed my life for the better.
My yearlong goal, that started 18 weeks ago, is to lose 50 pounds through weight watchers, and I am well on my way.
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HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
Monday-Thursday: 5:30am – 9:00pm
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Friday: 5:30am – 7:00pm
(pool until 6:40pm)
Saturday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
(pool until 2:40pm)
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Monday -Saturday 9:00am-12:00am
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healthy spirit, mind and body for all